The most recent analysis of CAM software seats produced by CIMdata, Inc. shows that CNC Software’s Mastercam® is once again the world’s most widely-used CAM software for the 18th straight year. With close to 176,000 installed seats worldwide, Mastercam has nearly twice the installed base of the closest competitor both in terms of  commercial and educational business.


Why 5-Axis Machining?

5-Axis Machining -MastercamTwo decades back Industries were reluctant moving from manual programming to  CNC programming and today most of the companies to stay ahead in competition moved from traditional method to conventional machining technique with the help of CAD/CAM Technology. Gone are the days of Manual Programming, and with any business investing in the latest technology is a requirement to stay on top and compete effectively.

Machinist thinks they don’t have 5-axis work. Every shop has work that would benefit from a 5-axis machine because a 5-axis machining center facilitates 5-sided machining. So, even if you don’t have simultaneous 5-axis work, such as impellers or turbines, the parts you are producing on your 3-axis machines will be more profitable when you use 5-sided machining on a 5-axis machining center.


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Simulation Technology – The Backbone of Business

What Technologies are important for companies when it comes to Designing and Analysis of a product?

Most successful Machinery Manufacturer started adapting to 3D CAD Platform. In the past, designers relied on numerous prototype rounds and tests to determine a design’s feasibility. Despite technological advancements, many organizations continue to rely on spreadsheets or hand calculations during the design process. This approach may have worked in the past, but modern business speeds require a more efficient approach to product design. The main benefit is discovering and solving issues before physical prototypes are created. Many engineers rely on Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for one of two reasons, to ensure performance throughout the product’s lifetime or to make an existing product better. Simulation (Analysis) technology lets users digitally replicate a wide variety of physical tests.

CFD-SolidWorks-SIMTEKToday, companies are gaining a competitive edge by using simulation technology to give the people on the front lines the information needed to make better decisions, design higher quality products, and significantly cut costs and time spent during the prototyping phase. Simulation software like SolidWorks Simulation allows designers and engineers to test their projects virtually, before completion, to understand how they will behave in the real world. If a component or assembly does not pass a virtual test, the professional can update their part on the fly and re-test it long before ordering a physical prototype. Simulation has three benefits that every design and engineering professional needs to understand: Eliminating Design Flaws, Encouraging Experimentation, and Identifying Cost Savings.

V Prakashbabu – Technical Manager

How Chennai Metro Tunnel is Build

Eleven Tunnel Boring Machines to Build Chennai Metro Tunnel

Nine huge Chinese-made tunnel boring machines will soon be in action in Chennai for the Metro Rail project. Two machines were already in action at Washermenpet and Shenoy Nagar where two underground stations are coming up as part of the project, according to a source in the know.

Eleven machines will be used to excavate the underground sections. Of this, eight machines are being supplied by the German company Herrenknecht, which has already transported two machines from its plant in China.


Go Green with SolidWorks Sustainability

GO GREEN  Earning Green Profits

There is shift in the manufacturing Industry’s thinking process. Industries today have become more environmentally conscious and are trying to utilize waste to the maximum, build more energy-efficient machines and thus reduce their carbon footprint. In such testing times, IT plays an important role in facilitating their manufacturing process, while helping them earn green profits.

                                                                                       WHAT CAN ‘IT’ DO?

solidworksVirtually everything! Factory modeling, process planning, simulation, collaboration, virtual factory setup, human fatigue measurement and optimization of design process are some of the many benefits of IT. And all of these benefits have a direct connection to going green. IT solution cab link people, process, technology and information throughout the entire operation irrespective of how old your machinery is. Besides, reactions and experiments, which are difficult to perform in real-life conditions, can very easily be done through simulation. Checking machine responses to high-temperature, simulating strange conditions and analyzing a machine’s reaction to change a particular component are much better done through IT. Industrial surveys indicate that the use of IT can reduce energy consumption by 10-20% that too without high capital expenditure.  Read more »